Monday, 25 March 2013

Move More Than Your Feet!

 Team Cancer Is My B*tch, BaM 2013!

This past weekend was amazing!

You have no idea how excited I was so excited for last week to end. I was thrilled for two two reasons: 1) because my work week had been nothing short of insane. I think I spent more time in my office and at Committee estimates meetings at the Legislature this past week than I did at home. Work is one of the reasons why I have been a terrible slacker here. It's just very hard to want to sit down at a computer at the end of the day to write a blog post when I have been staring at a computer screen all day, and running around to a million meetings. Being an adult is hard. 2) I was super pumped because this weekend was Bust a Move for Breast Health Edmonton! I was fortunate last year to have been a part of the executive committee that helped plan and pull off  this event, and for some strange reason, the Alberta Cancer Foundation wanted me back for second year. Bust a Move for Breast Health is a 6 hour work out event, in which participants sweat and shimmy and shake their way to a cancer free future.

The event this year was even more amazing than last year. The only way that I can describe how awesome it was, is by saying that it was pink and sparkly and so much fun. I was also super happy to have my lovely mother and gentleman beside me. It was awesome to sweat and laugh and have a blast with two of my favourite people in the whole world. Even better yet, we raised a whopping $430,000 for the Cross Cancer Institute. I still find it hard to believe that I get to a part of such an incredible movement.

I just want to take a moment to thank everyone who supported me and donated to my team for this wonderful event. I couldn't have done it without your generosity!

If you want to see what Bust a Move really means to me, you can watch this promo video I did. Maybe it'll be what gets you to join this amazing movement!



Love Always,
Leah



Tuesday, 19 March 2013

I Win. Again.

Nothing gives me more joy than to point out when people are being idiots. I just love it. I mean, there are a lot of stupid people in this world, and I like to think that by telling they are being stupid and showing them how to correct their mistakes that I am actually doing the world a favour. However, nothing gives me more joy than ripping someone a new asshole when they deserve it.

A little over a year ago I wrote a post titled "Spirit Hoods: You Look Like an Asshat". I even included a handy flow chart to help you determine if you're a giant douche canoe. Now, this is just my opinion. You don't have to take it as gospel, and please feel free to disagree with me. But if you do decide to disagree with me and decide to articulate your feelings about it, at least have the decency to form a proper argument as to why do you don't like what I had to say. Case in point: someone who chose to remain anonymous decided to leave some rather disparaging comments about my personality on said post. In Dutch. Well one comment was in Dutch, but their second comment was in English, with spelling mistakes. I'll give them the spelling because there seems to be a language barrier. But with that being said, this piece was my opinion. I'm allowed to have an opinion about something, especially if I think that thing is ridiculous and a complete and utter waste of money and time. The beauty about an opinion is that anyone can have one, regardless of whether it's right or wrong. People may disagree with you, but that's okay. That's how meaningful discussions come about. I don't take offense to the fact that this person disagreed with me. On the contrary, I'm quite pleased that someone does. It isn't often that people will straight up tell you that they think you're blowing hot air out of your ass, so it's rather refreshing. However, if you disagree with my opinion, tell me why. Present me with evidence and counter arguments as to why you think  I'm wrong. Don't throw around words like "stupid" and "ridiculous", and then proceed tell me that I am a "nobody" and that there is something "deeply wrong with me" and that I am a "sad person". I can assure that while I may do stupid things from time to time, I am not a stupid person. My GPA and the fact that I have been published several times can attest to that. I will also fully recognize that yes, I am in fact a ridiculous person, however, not in the context that you are referring to, and I take great offense to that. Also, I most certainly am a somebody, unlike you, and your cowardly choice to remain anonymous. You are the nobody, literally. If you're going to say all these things about me, at least have some proof to back it up, and as far as I can tell, you have zero evidence. God gave you a brain that has the ability to think. I suggest that you use whatever critical thinking faculties you possess to form a logical, rational argument, free from excessive emotion and name calling, and then we'll talk. I don't know  who you are are, and I am fairly certain that we have never met, which means that you know nothing about who I am or what I do. Basically it seems to me that when you came across this particular post, you were in all likelihood, sitting at your computer wearing your favourite Spirit Hood, and realized by the end that you look completely moronic. Next time you decide to pick a fight, have the balls to show me who you are. Don't just hide behind anonymity. Coward.

Like I said before, I welcome feedback, and opinions. I appreciate them even. But, if you are going to pick a fight, make sure you don't bite off more than you can chew. Otherwise I will write a blog post about you to show the world what an idiot you are, and in the process, rip you to shreds. Don't try to pick a fight with me because I can guarantee that you will lose. Every. Single. Time. I hope this is exactly what you wanted.

Have a lovely day Duckies!

xoxo
Leah

 

Friday, 1 March 2013

That One Time When I Took My Clothes Off for Cancer

Well hello there friendships!

It's bee a while. That's entirely my fault, or at least sort of my fault. I have been very busy pretending to be a real adult. But I think I'm going to take a break from that and regress to an age when it was perfectly acceptable to sit on your couch in sweat pants all day watching the Price is Right and Maury Povich.

Work is promising to become extra stupid busy in the coming months, so I will try to be better at posting things that I only find amusing, and hope that I haven't lost your affections forever. If I have, I'm not above bribery and/or extortion to get them back.

Today is the first day of March and that's kind of awesome for 3 reasons. Reason #1 is that I am Miss March in the Pink Ribbon Pin Up calendar. I think that's pretty rad. It could also be slightly awkward because I am wearing nothing but bubbles.


Reason #2 as to why March is spectacular is that Bust a Move is happening in both Calgary and Edmonton! I myself will be shimmying, shaking, and sweating to the oldies on March 23! It's going to be so much fun and I can't wait! This weekend is Bust a Move Calgary and I am so pumped that funds are being raised for the Tom Baker Cancer Centre! If you're in the Calgary area this weekend, you should totally go check it out!

And the third and final reason why March is the best, is because it means that I am one step closer to my Caribbean vacation with The Boy. We are heading to a lovely, tropical destination for a week of sitting by the pool, frolicking in the surf (at least he will. We all know that I think the ocean is basically a toilet for the whole world and won't actually go into the water), and just relaxing. Needless to say, I think I'm going to need this vacation after all the extra hours I will be putting in because of Session.

Anyway, I should probably get back to pretending to be a real adult and get some work done, sadface. I hope you all have a wonderful Friday filled with unicorns and rainbows!

Later days duckies!

xoxo
Leah